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“Hudson’s” Bloody Roar 5 Announcement Appears To Have Been A Hoax


This past weekend, Hudson announced Bloody Roar 5, a reboot of the series, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, slated for a 2012 release…or did they?


The announcement was made via what everyone believed to be Hudson’s official Twitter account. The reality of the situation is, the Twitter feed appears to be manned by someone that’s been “role-playing” as Hudson very convincingly since March 2011.


This morning, the person managing the Twitter account posted: “NEW BLOODY ROAR 5 IMAGE!” Clicking on the tweet directed one to the image on the right.


Another tweet posted a few minutes later stated: “Bloody roar doesn’t have a chance against [Street Fighter] SF, [Tekken] TK, [Soulcalibur] SC. Sorry guys ;)”. For now, we’re going with the likely assumption that the account is indeed fake.


Prior to learning that the account was fake, we reached out to Konami early this morning in light of the odd tweets, asking whether Hudson’s Twitter had been compromised in some way, but have received no reply. We’ll update if we do.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.